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If you are concerned about relinquishing your pet to CAHS there are alternatives.
If your parents have already decided that you cannot bring the animal home with you, have you asked any friends, family, neighbors, or roommates, either in Columbus or near home, if they would consider fostering your animal. Many people would be willing to help you for the summer if they know it is only for three months, and/or the cost of care is covered.
If you got your pet from a shelter or breed rescue you should contact them. They often prefer to place their animals in new homes if the original adopters can no longer care for them.
Breed rescue groups are an excellent resource if you have a pure bred pet. Ohio has a website which has listed rescue organizations for all breeds in the state of Ohio. Also feel free to contact us if you have questions about these groups.
* Safe Summer will only be providing transportation to CAHS, if you decide to use a breed group you will have to transport the animal yourself.